The Knish War on Rivington Street

Benny’s family owns a knishery and sells delicious round dumplings. Then the Tisch family opens a store across the street—selling square knishes—and Benny’s papa worries. So he lowers his prices! But Mr. Tisch does too. As each knishery tries to outdo the other, Benny helps his papa realize there’s room on Rivington Street for more than one knishery.

  • 32 Pages
  • 8" x 10"
  • 9780807541821
  • August 2017

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  • December 2018

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  • A tasty slice of New York City immigrant lore.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Both tale and art…bring readers back to the turn of the last century, but this story, with its keen observation of human nature, feels very much of today. A welcome jaunt that will be fun to share with young listeners.

    - Booklist

  • A joyful story of people who take pride in their own work, but eventually realize a fundamental truth: there’s no such thing as too many knishes.

    - The Horn Book

  • The comic pen and ink illustrations perfectly complement the rollicking text that serves as a great read-aloud.

    - The Association of Jewish Libraries

Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Younger Readers
  • 2018 GANYC Apple Award Nominee—Outstanding Achievement in Fiction NYC Book Writing


Jon Davis